Two days removed from playing in his first career All-Star Game in the city he’s called home for nine years, Jimmy Roy scored on a shorthanded penalty shot and added two assists as Manitoba earned a 3-2 win over Iowa at the MTS Centre on Friday.
With the Moose down 2-0 early, Roy set up goals by Jesse Schultz and Adam Keefe to tie the score, then scored his sixth goal of the season in a one-on-one showdown with Stars goaltender Mike Smith at the 8:54 mark of the third period.
Manitoba was a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill, including an Iowa power play late in regulation.
The Moose won for the ninth time in their last 10 home games, and have allowed just 11 goals in those contests.
Wade Flaherty, co-MVP of Wednesday’s 2006 AHL All-Star Game, made 28 saves in the victory.
Elsewhere on Friday:Pascal Rheaume recorded two goals and two assists, but failed to convert his shootout attempt to seal San Antonio’s 5-4 loss to RochesterBarry Brust stopped all 17 shots he faced in two periods of relief work to help Manchester get past Springfield, 4-2Timofei Shishkanov scored twice in his Peoria debut, leading the Rivermen to a 6-4 win over TorontoDarryl Bootland scored with 1.4 seconds left in regulation and Bryan Helmer struck 1:24 into overtime as Grand Rapids rallied past Milwaukee, 5-4A shorthanded goal by Billy Tibbetts with 4:46 to go was the difference in Chicago’s 4-3 win at OmahaDenis Hamel‘s hat trick wasn’t enough as Matt Keith had two goals and an assist to lead Norfolk over Binghamton, 6-4Joakim Lindstrom and Greg Mauldin had two goals apiece as Syracuse defeated Cleveland, 4-3Colin Forbes and Jakub Klepis recorded a goal and an assist each as Hershey pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over PhiladelphiaAaron Gavey tallied a goal and three assists and Portland scored four times on the power play to double up Hamilton, 6-3Aleksander Suglobov‘s goal in the final minute of regulation set up David Clarkson‘s shootout winner and helped Albany to a 4-3 win over ProvidenceMatt Hussey recorded a goal and two assists as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeated Bridgeport, 4-3